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reply to post by Taupin Desciple
I see where you're coming from, but I also think you're avoiding the specifics.
It is not so easy to rile up everybody and "reform" their government.
We're talking about a very high level of corruption and lots of automatic rifles.
They live for their families, and if they think there is a slight chance of them getting back to the U.S where they can actually make a decent wage for their sweat and blood then they'll try.
This is why you see the men in the tunnels, because they had a taste of a world where you work and get paid.
Their are no jobs, no opportunities in Mexico. Wherever there are, they've been taken, and those people are in many ways slaves out of fear for losing that job.
It's a sad state of affairs on all fronts, but what real solutions do you have to offer?
reply to post by leopardpimps
these people we not be facing deprivation and drugs if we had just allowed them to live like us ! But no we have illegal aliens huh?
OK I'll be the bad guy here.
While I'm sorry for the conditions of these people the US is currently in pretty dire straits itself if you haven't noticed. We have 47 million people on food stamps trying to just get basic food. In 2012 we had a population of absolute homeless over 633,000 people. That's the official number but I think it's probably much higher.
In 2011 we gave Mexico over $317 million in economic aid, economic not military, etc. Maybe they are not helping their own people.
Unfortunately and I mean that we have our own problems right now that need addressing in the worst way. Once we get our own house in order then maybe we can help more. That help doesn't include allowing people who break our laws to be rewarded. Coming into foreign countries against immigration laws is a crime whether you see it or not.
I close friend told me this once....
"anyone who told you life was gonna be easy or fair lied!"
Life is not fair. Some are born elephants with no natural preditors. Others are born wilderbeast and from the moment they're born they have bout 10 minutes to learn to stand and run otherwise they become prey and eaten alive.
Yes I think it's good to help people, but if you give a person a fish he will eat for a day if you teach them to fish they can eat for a lifetime.
Seems like everyone just wants an excuse, a handout, lack of responsibility, etc etc.
but it's so tricky because we look at them and think "why don't they try and get themselves out of there" but in reality a lot of them are fairly uneducated. You don't know what you don't know often times in life. So they're stuck. But again life is unfair and can be cruel and unforgiving.